|UNC academic advisers win national advising awards|
|Monday, April 30, 2012|
Five academic advisers in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have won 2012 national advising awards for making significant contributions to the improvement of academic advising.
The awards will be presented by the National Academic Advising Association at its annual conference in Nashville, Tenn., Oct. 4-7.
Gidi Shemer, lecturer in biology and faculty adviser, is the recipient of an Outstanding New Advising Award.
The 10-member association, chartered as a nonprofit organization in 1979, promotes quality academic advising to ensure the educational development of students. The annual awards program was established in 1983. The association’s annual fall conference attracts more than 3,000 attendees. It also publishes a scholarly journal and other publications on best practices in academic advising. Over the past five years, 23 academic advisers at UNC have been honored by the association.
More on academic advising at UNC: http://advising.unc.edu